24-619   Special Topics in Bio-Fluid Mechanics

Location: Pittsburgh

Units: 12

Semester Offered: Intermittent

Fluid dynamics associated with biological and biomedical problems including cardiovascular fluid dynamics, swimming/flying in nature and biomimetic engineering. We will study contemporary research findings in physiological, biological and biomedical fluid mechanics, and understand emerging biomimetic engineering methods, emphasizing quantitative understanding and fundamental engineering concepts. Computational and experimental techniques (CFD, flow visualization, PIV, LDV, POD, confocal microscopy) will be covered. This inter-disciplinary course is primarily intended for advanced undergraduate and entering graduate students. Familiarity with elementary fluid mechanics and introductory Matlab programming is beneficial. Students who have not previously taken a fluid dynamics class should consult with the instructor.